Recall Update: Tuesday

Developing News: California vet claims Nutra Nugget-brand food — made by Diamond Pet Foods — contains melamine. We’ll keep you posted here.

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35 Responses to “Recall Update: Tuesday”

  1. xyz says:

    “…. a preview of bio-terror preparedness.”

    We passed that a long time ago. How about what the real story should be:

    Animal Deaths Confirm Apathy and Lack of Interest In Bio-Terrorism

    “With possibly thousands dead and injured many companies have chosen to ignore the obvious in fear of losing a buck and causing widespread panic. Reports have been spotty but the lack of interest by the general public has proven that inertia is rampant, thus invalidating the mass hysteria angle. Due to this curiously clueless anomaly it is deemed advisible to wait until there is a problem to fix it. Profits may decline for a short time due to unforseen third party testing of food but we expect that to abate as the competing companies prove they can, somehow, prove as incompetent as the next.”

  2. JanC says:

    I just posted this on another thread but all this talk about cross contamination has me wondering exactly what happened here.

    Cross contamination = we added rpc/wheat gluten even though it’s not part of the recipe & we did it when nobody was looking………

    I think anything made at Diamond, ANI or MF is suspect right now. Buyer beware.

  3. menusux says:

    I think the possible cross-contamination happened with the Diamond runs of the now-recalled NB dry foods. Checked back and NB recalled them April 17–the news story re: Nutra Nuggets says the food was bought at Costco in mid-April. This is also around the time the reports about NB dry began to surface.

    Looks like something’s going on at Diamond–have a look at the link to their Home Page–it’s all messed up. If this is cross-contamination, there’s probably going to be or needs to be more recalls of dry foods out of Diamond’s plant(s).

  4. JanC says:

    I’m not sure what products are made at Diamond but so far (thanks to Pet Food List), this is what I have (all dry foods):

    Kirkland Signature Brand
    Natural Balance
    Solid Gold Health Food

  5. Steve says:

    G*D DAMN

  6. Susan says:

    I can’t get through at Nutra Nuggets either by phone or e-mail. Somethings going on. They don’t want to count complaints about their greed?

  7. Steve says:

    Susan. Nutro has just recently become a tentacle of the gaping jawed multi-national behemoth-monster Mars Inc now.

    Good luck trying to get through to them.

  8. Cynthia says:


    Contact Information
    Address: 999 Lake Dr.
    Issaquah, WA 98027
    Phone: 425-313-8100
    Fax: 425-313-8103

    Key People
    •Chairman: Jeffrey H. (Jeff) Brotman
    •President, CEO, and Director: James D. (Jim) Sinegal
    •SEVP, COO, Global Operations, Distribution and Construction,: Richard D. DiCerchio

  9. Sandy says:

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong but I believe Chicken Soup brand is also manufactured for them by Diamond. Anyone?

  10. Cynthia says:


    Nutro Products, Inc. (same as Nutro Pet Products)
    445 Wilson Way
    City of Industry, CA 91744
    Customer Service & Product Information: 800.833.5330
    Jerry Sicherman

  11. Zoe says:

    Anybody know where Newman’s Own dry is manufactured?

  12. 4lgdfriend says:

    FDA release the identified but redacted 5th toxin to the public now!

  13. menusux says:

    Re: Diamond, here’s what’s listed on the Nutra Nuggets site for products–we’ll concentrate on the dry foods & biscuits as we know there’s no canned/wet food made there.

    Diamond Biscuits/Treats

    Golden Puppy
    Jumbo Regular
    Large Regular
    Large Variety
    Medium Golden
    Medium Variety
    Peanut Butter
    Variety Puppy

    Brite Bites Daily Dental Treats-various flavors
    Checkups Dental Dog Treats

    Dry Dog Food

    DiamondPuppy Formula
    Diamond Hi-Energy
    Diamond Original
    Diamond Maintenance
    Diamond Performance
    Diamond Premium Adult
    Diamond Low-Fat Formula

    Dry Cat Food

    Diamond Maintenance

    Diamond Naturals Dry Dog Food

    Chicken & Rice Adult
    Beef & Rice Adult
    Lamb Meal & Rice Adult (Now recalled)
    Small Breed Puppy
    Small Breed Adult
    Small Breed Adult Lamb & Rice
    Large Breed Puppy Lamb & Rice
    Large Breed 60+ Adult Dog Formula
    Senior 8+ Dog Formula

    Diamond Naturals Dry Cat Food

    Kitten Formula
    Indoor Cat Formula
    Active Cat

    Kirkland Signature Super Premium Dog Food

    Puppy Chicken, Rice & Vegetables Formula
    Adult Chicken, Rice & Vegetables Formula
    Adult Lamb, Rice & Vegetables Formula
    Mature Dog 7 Years + Formula
    Small Dog Formula
    Adult Chicken & Rice Organic Formula

    Kirkland Signature Super Premium Cat Food

    Maintenance Cat Chicken 7 Rice Formula

    Nutra Nuggets Dog Food

    Nutra Nuggets Global Puppy
    Nutra Nuggets Puppy Formula
    Nutra Nuggets Lamb Meal & Rice Formula (Adult)
    Nutra Nuggets Maintenance Formula (Adult)
    Nutra Nuggets Performance Formula (Adult)
    Nutra Nuggets Professional Formula (Adult)

    Nutra Nuggets Cat Food

    Maintenance Cat (Adult)
    Professional Formula (Adult)

    Premium Edge Dog Food

    Puppy Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula
    Puppy Large Breed Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula
    Adult Chicken, Rice & Vegetables Formula
    Adult Lamb, Rice & Vegetables Formula
    Senior Lamb, Rice & Vegetables Formula
    Skin & Coat Salmon, Potatoes & Vegetables Formula (Adult)
    Healthy Weight I Weight Reduction Formula
    Healthy Weight II Weight Control Formula

    Premium Edge Cat Food

    Kitten Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables Formula
    Adult Cat Hairball Management Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables Formula
    Finicky Adult Cat Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables Formula
    Healthy Weight Reduction & Control Formula
    Senior Cat Chicken, Salmon & Vegetables Hairball Control Formula

    Professional Pet Dry Dog Food

    Professional Puppy Chicken & Barley Formula
    Professional Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Barley Formula
    Professional Adult Chicken & Barley Formula
    Professional Adult Lamb & Rice Formula
    Professional Active Dog Chicken & Rice Formula
    Professional Adult Chicken & Rice Low-Fat Formula
    Professional Senior Chicken & Barley Formula

    Professional Pet Dry Cat Food

    Professional Kitten Chicken & Rice Formula
    Professional Adult Cat Complete Formula
    Professional Light Cat Hairball Control Formula

    Hope we don’t need it, but here’s the list from the Diamond/Nutra Nuggets site of all their dry products.

  14. 4lgdfriend says:

    JanC Says: made at Diamond per Pet Food List (all dry foods):

    Kirkland Signature Brand
    Natural Balance
    Solid Gold Health Food


    No more playing Russian Roulette with pets lives. MFS must tell who makes their products.

  15. Helen says:

    Nutra and Nutro are not the same. I don’t trust either one of them though.

  16. 4lgdfriend says:

    What is the killer 5th toxin the FDA is keeping secret from the public?

    What interests are benefitting from the FDA’s unacceptable secrecy?

    FDA release all identified toxins to the public now.

  17. 4lgdfriend says:

    “petfood” business is now synonomous with “dirty” business.

    FDA is now synonomous with felons and dirtbags anonymous

  18. 4lgdfriend says:

    fda frankenfoods and drugpushers association

  19. Sandy says:

    Per the Chicken Soup Website/ Vet Notes


    Q: Are any Diamond brand dry pet foods being recalled?

    A: None of our Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Premium Edge, Professional, Nutra Nuggets dry pet foods are being recalled. None of the dry pet food products that we manufacture for Solid Gold or Kirkland Signature are being recalled. Natural Balance did recall 2 formulas that we manufactured for them – Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice dry dog food and Natural Balance Venison & Green Pea dry cat food.

  20. 4lgdfriend says:

    Steve said:and the missing chemical is?
    Acrylamide, Epichlorohydrin, propylene, allyl chloride, triglycidyl isocyanurate, methidathion, thiabendazole, Aminopterin (after all), or N-isopropylammelide?
    (or any related compounds)
    and maybe even coming from a Novartis gm crop (with AtzA, AtzB, AtzC) that is already in the human food supply?

    thanks Steve!

  21. menusux says:’s_soul

    Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul webpage:

    “Warning: mysql_num_rows(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource in /var/www/vhosts/ on line 5″

    It’s as screwed up as the Nutra Nuggets URL. Wonder if this one will be recalled too?

  22. 4lgdfriend says:

    Steve said: and maybe even coming from a Novartis gm crop (with AtzA, AtzB, AtzC) that is already in the human food supply?

    We saw in the past that slow action by FDA and failure to immediately pull all associated products had a purpose: keeping the full scope of contamination from the public until it was too late. As another poster put it [sorry, who?] once the substance enters the human food chain the fda will declare it harmless and voila - end of the thugpins worries.

  23. Helen says:

    4lgdfriend, I LOVE this one:

    “fda frankenfoods and drugpushers association”

  24. HomeGrown says:

    Just my opinion, but this cross-contamination theory is not sitting right with me. Let’s say they ran a batch of another food through after one that contained the tainted product. Machines are supposed to be cleaned between products. Ok, if those machines are cleaned and another brand is run through and gets cross contaminated still by the first brand, either we are dealing with a very potent contaminate where it only needs a small amount (totally disputing the FDA’s dilution theory on the animal feed) to sicken and kill pets, or they could not have cleaned those machines at all. And if they didn’t clean those machines of course there would still be dilution compared to what was in the brand the contaminate was added to. Still disputing the dilution theory. Somthing is not right…..

  25. Susan says:

    Sounds right to me, Homegrown. Are those plants as dirty as slaughterhouses? Something’s rotten in the state of Denmark. Off the subject, but sort of on, FDA backed off saying anything’s wrong with that diabetes drug that got bashed by New England Journal of Medicine yesterday. “Frankenfood and Drugpushers Association.” (Good call, 4lgdfriend!)

  26. JanC says:

    The only thing that makes sense to me about cross contamination is that they are using that term as a cover for what they did: added those tainted proteins/glutens in just about every product that they make, even though it wasn’t part of the recipe nor did they tell anyone. They probably bought tons of it, saved a lot of money so they decided to add that to everything & not the good stuff they were supposed to be adding. That’s the only thing that I can think of…..a little bit of the previous product in any of their machinery could not possibly taint an entire run of another product.

    I’m no authority on the subject but that’s the only thing that makes sense. Another blogger a few months back said that anything that’s left over from a previous run may be added to the next run even though it’s an entirely different product. Whatever this cross contamination is, I’d say it’s a cover for something they’ve been doing for years & just got caught with their boxers around their ankles.

  27. Susan says:

    Is it the same thing the Chinese did? All pet food gives a crude protein percent. Did they spike it with grain protein even if it’s not supposed to be there? (Cheaper than meat protein.) You’re right — cross contamination sounds like a cover.

  28. HomeGrown says:

    Either that or we are dealing with a whole new problem altogether. The FDA said I believe that the supposed Wheat Gluten and Rice Protein were in fact Wheat Flour that was spiked with Melamine to have the protein content of Gluten.

    Could it be that there is also another additive contaminated? Namely….Wheat Flour? Has this been tested for Melamine or any of the other contaminants? I believe I saw on the import/export sheet that was circulated that these companies in China also exported Wheat Flour? Well, I guess according to the story above the answer is yes, but I mean that was imported AS Wheat Flour itself? Anyone remember?

  29. 4lgdfriend says:

    Homegrown et al: Still disputing the dilution theory. Somthing is not right…..

    A previous poster [hinting @ inside info or grocery bckgrnd] tipped that the stuff had been found in their raw mtls stockpile, warning that this meant it was in EVERYTHING.

    So, mixed w ??? to = protein? maybe, or, just in everything, maybe?

  30. 4lgdfriend says:

    Homegrown; Could it be that there is also another additive contaminated?

    There is a known but hushed up 5th toxin. so……..

    Also, we’re talking grains. Grains, grains, grains.

  31. Anonymous says:

    There is only corn gluten meal in Nutro Max dry, which is the one my cat was sick from. Nutro denies. No recall. I know what I witnessed in my cat.

  32. Helen says:

    oops, anonymous 1:47 pm was me.

  33. 4lgdfriend says:

    Helen, same here - I know what I witnessed. he’s now having crystal issues - w/in 4-5 mo of that Nutro event. I’m addressing crystals but still the timing and orig. symptoms were very suspicious.

  34. DMS says:

    Homegrown, when reporters asked the fda if they tested flour, Acheson said, “there is no indication wheat flour is contaminated.” They did not answer the question about whether or not it was tested or what was found. Unfortunately as usual, the reporter did not use his or her follow-up question to reiterate. I suspect it is contaminated, maybe by a gmo or the melamine scrap, and am only buying organic. Everything. See the transcripts on the USDA website, I am not sure about the dates. They are all pretty much the same, and the no indication applies to milk, eggs, etc. You know they must have tested these things. why they will not tell us is the real indicator. The only thing diluted is their answers.

  35. tf says:

    2 OF my cats just died from kirkland signature super premium chicken and rice,NOV 16 2008.the store said there is no recall,vacaville ca, what do they use to make this cat food i had a third cat out of 6 total sick today my cats are dropping off like they drank some JIM JONES COOLAID LIKE TIRED ZOMBIES THEY WILL NOT EAT THIS CATFOOD AND I PUT IT AWAY AFTER 2ND CST DIED BECAUSE I FIRST THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS POISONING MY CATS UNTILL I READ ALL THE STORIES ON OTHER SITES,FDA GOOD JOB YOU ARE FIRED YOU PIECE OF SHIZA.

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